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This collection contains manuscripts from OPenn:  https://openn.library.upenn.edu/ . OPenn has complete sets of high-resolution archival images of over 10,000 unique documents from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and dozens of contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata.
Topics: manuscripts, medieval manuscripts, renaissance manuscripts
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
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The Manuscripts of the Muslim World project collection includes digital editions of manuscripts Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural heritage of Muslim lands from 1000 to 1900, covering mathematics, astrology, history, law, literature, as well as the Qur'an and Hadith. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, along with examples of Coptic, Samaritan, Syriac, Turkish, and...
Topics: Manuscripts, Islam, Arabic, Persian
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
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138,008
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Medieval Manuscripts from Philadelphia-area institutions, digitized as part of the CLIR-funded Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis Project
Topics: medieval, medieval manuscripts
Pennsylvania Germans
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Penn Graduate Program In Historical Preservation
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313
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573,053
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Fairman Rogers Collection
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150
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217,766
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Philadelphia Municipal Documents
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209
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201,493
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Realty Trust Review/Realty Stock Review was a semi-monthly (monthly from March 1970-June 1971) periodical created to provide company and industry analysis and investment advice to investors in shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs), a new asset class unfamiliar to stock market investors in the 1970s and 1980s. Published and copyrighted by Audit Investments, Inc. (previously Audit Investment Research, Inc. and Audit Publications, Inc.) a New Jersey corporation owned by Kenneth D....
Topics: Real Estate, Investing, REIT
Judaica America
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33
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47,840
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Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Damīrī, Bahrām ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1333 or 1334-1402 or 1403 دميري، بهرام بن عبد الله،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 27 v.1. 1570. Commentary on the Mukhtaṣar of Shaykh Khalīl. This copy is very neatly written in 4 volumes in the same hand; fairly extensive worm damage though mostly confined to the margins; approximately 30 leaves missing from the beginning of volume 3, according to the earlier foliation. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Malikites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law, Malikites,...
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Oversize Ms. Codex 42. 1695. Two commentaries with the source-text in red and the commentary in brown. The first is on law and the Maliki madhhab and the second is on the orthography and readings of the Qurʼān. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law, Malikites, Manuscripts, Arabic--17th century, Codices (bound manuscripts), Qurʼans,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ptolemy, active 2nd century بطليموس،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 268. Spain, 1381. An extensive treatise on Aristotelian astronomy, considering the motion of the stars and planets in a spherical, geocentric universe. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 14th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Marghīnānī, ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr, -1196 or 1197 مرغيناني، علي بن أبي بکر
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 143. 1500. Legal treatise written as a commentary on another of al-Marghīnānī's works, Bidāyat al-mubtadiʼ. Extensive tables of contents added to beginning of work. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Hanafites--Early works to 1800, Codices (bound manuscripts),...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Abū Maʻshar, -886 ابو معشر،
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 164. A collection of anonymous astrological and magical treatises. Also bound together with this manuscript is a lithographed copy of Kitāb fī al-tamām wa-al-kamāl by Abū Maʻshar. This book is in two parts, the first dealing with horoscopes of men and their signs the second with women. Each part has 12 sections. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Astrology--Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800, Islamic magic--Early works to...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Jurjānī, Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥasan, 1042 or 1043-1136 or 1137 جرجاني، اسماعيلبن حسن،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 189. 1300. Medical encyclopedia in 9 books, with discussions of physiology, anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, fevers, specific diseases, surgery, fractures, poisons, and antidotes. Includes indexes, although some leaves are missing. Most leaves re-margined with pink paper; a few leaves have original margins and extensive marginal notes or commentary (f. 255v-261r). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Medicine, Persian--Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Persian, Manuscripts, 14th century,...
386 p. 25 cm
Topics: Swiss, Germans, Mennonites
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Damīrī, Bahrām ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1333 or 1334-1402 or 1403 دميري، بهرام بن عبد الله،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 27 v.2. 1570. Commentary on the Mukhtaṣar of Shaykh Khalīl. This copy is very neatly written in 4 volumes in the same hand; fairly extensive worm damage though mostly confined to the margins; approximately 30 leaves missing from the beginning of volume 3, according to the earlier foliation. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Malikites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law, Malikites,...
Pennsylvania Germans
by Pennsylvania-German Society
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Some vols. issued without set numbering and/or title
Topic: Pennsylvania Dutch
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Library Company
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Library Company, 9. England, 13th century. This manuscript is a thirteenth-century English Bible that was presented to the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1768 by Dr. George Vaux of London. The books of the Bible are bound in an unusual order, in a later binding with signs of trimming. In the Hebrew scriptures, Psalms is followed by the minor prophets, then the major prophets, then the wisdom books. Leaves at the end of Ezekiel and the beginning of Daniel are missing (between fols. 307 and...
Topics: Bible, 13th century, English
Philadelphia Municipal Documents
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At head of title: Keystone state notables : the Philadelphian and his city
Topic: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Jawharī, Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥammād, -1003? جوهري، اسماعيل بن حماد،
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Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections, Rendel Harris 70. 1800. An Arabic-Persian dictionary arranged alphabetically by last root letter; a few leaves missing at the front and the back; the last section being Faṣl al-mīm inside of Bāb al-wāw wa-al-yāʼ. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Arabic language--Dictionaries--Persian, Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, Persian, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Bayḍāwī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar, -1286 بيضاوي، عبد الله بن عمر،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 45 v.1. 1550. Commentary on the Qurʼān in two volumes, copied in the same hand. Marginal additions in the same and later hands. A table of contents was added to the front flyleaves in nastʻaliq by a later hand. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Early works, Criticism, interpretation, etc, Manuscripts, Arabic--16th century, Manuscripts,...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 33. Paris, France, Circa 1250. This manuscript is a thirteenth-century Paris Bible.
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Khaṭīb al-Tamartāshī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1532 or 1533-1595 or 1596 خطيب التمرتاشي، محمد بن عبد الله،
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Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections, Rendel Harris 56. 1718. Neatly written copy of a book on Ḥanafī jurisprudence and followed by a second work, an abridgment of Wiqāyah al-riwāyah fī masā'il al-hidāyah, on the same topic. A table of contents and an introduction with marginal text precede the main text, with a second, less formally formatted table of contents right before the main text (f. 34). Some collation notations are visible in the far outer margins along with...
Topics: Hanafites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800,...
OPenn
by Mellarinus, Johannes
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 424. Bologna, 1500. Extensive collection of medical texts compiled in 1500-1501 during medical studies in Bologna. Contents include copies of texts in the medical curriculum, the most substantial being al-Rāzī's Nonus Almansoris and Avicenna's Canon, and at least one, Paolo Bagellardo's Libellus de egritudinibus infancium, copied from a printed edition. Lists of prescriptions dated 1477 to 1501 also present. Marginal...
Topics: Università di Bologna Codices Anthology, Medicine--Early works to 1800 Annotations 16th century,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
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Special Collections, BV 56. 1924. Small notebook of invocations and talismans, some associated with the name ʻAbd Allāh al-Arḍī (p. 1, [13]). Pages are written on one side only. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Islamic magic, Talismans, Manuscripts, 20th century, Manuscripts, Arabic, Codices (bound...
Suspended publication Apr. 1913- Aug. 1914
Topics: Genealogy, Pennsylvania Dutch
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Bannānī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, 1720 or 1721-1780 بناني، محمد بن الحسن،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 21 v.4. 1268. A commentary on Zurqānī's commentary on the Mukhtaṣar of Khalīl ibn Isḥāq al-Jundī. This copy is in 4 volumes, with the fourth volume being in a less formal hand and of smaller dimensions. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Early works to 1800, Malikites--Early works to 1800, Islamic law, Malikites,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475 قوشجي، على بن محمد
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 400. Iran?, 1494. Commentary on the Zīj Gūrgānī, also known as the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sulṭānī, which comprised tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand, completed in 1447. The tables themselves are not included. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Codices (bound manuscripts), Commentaries, Diagrams, Annotations...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn al-Bahāʼ, Abu ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ابن البهاء، ابو عبد الله محمد
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 455. Egypt?, 1400. Two treatises on alchemy. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Codices, Treatises, Manuscripts, Arabic--14th century, Manuscripts,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Sufism -- Early works to 1800, Religious life -- Islam -- Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Arabic,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn Faḍl Allāh al-ʻUmarī, Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá, 1301-1349 ابن فضل الله العمري، احمد بن يحيى،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 447. Aleppo, 1710. Descriptions and illustrations of domestic and wild animals, birds, insects, marine animals, plants, stemless plants, and herbs. Sources include Dioscorides, Galen, and Ibn al-Bayṭār. The larger, encyclopedic work of which the text of this manuscript is a part, also includes cosmography, geography, history, and biography. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Botany--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Zoology--Pictorial works--Early...
Pennsylvania Germans
by Pennsylvania-German Society
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Some vols. issued without set numbering and/or title
Topic: Pennsylvania Dutch
Pennsylvania Germans
by Diffenderffer, Frank Ried, 1833-1921
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In Pennsylvania-German Society. Proceedings and addresses ... 1896, v. 7, 1 p.l., p. [257]-413
Topic: Palatines in England
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn Malak, ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ابن ملك، عبد اللطيف بن عبد العزيز
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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, CAJS Rar Ms 147. 1500. Commentary on Manār al-anwār fī uṣūl al-fiqh; table of contents added to the beginning. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800, Hanafites--Early works to 1800,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 40. 1750. Collection of prayers, including several based on the Āyat al-Kursī, and several others for each day of the week. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Islamic magic--Early works...
OPenn
by John, of Parma, 13th cent
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 470. Siena, 1533. Collection of medical recipes, folk remedies, charms, and spells, including a Hebrew translation of John of Parma's medical treatise, Practicella. Diagrams and notes added by later hands at the beginning of the manuscript (f. 1v-3v). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Medicine--Early works to 1800 Codices 16th century, Jewish magic--Early works to 1800 Diagrams...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Khāzinī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān, active 1121 خازني، عبد الرحمن،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 386. 1250. Substantial sections from an illustrated treatise on the measurement of weight, with a historical introduction to theories of gravity and weighing in Greek and Arabic science; tables of densities of substances including metals, precious stones, solids, and liquids; and descriptions of different types of balances. 26 diagrams and 18 tables with a few marginal notes. A few catchwords have been added by later hands....
Topics: Balances (Weighing instruments)--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic--13th century, Scales...
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 456. Andalusia?, 1394. Popular treatise presented as a letter from Aristotle to Alexander the Great on statecraft, astronomy, astrology, magic, and medicine. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Education of princes--Early works to 1800 Codices, Kings and rulers--Duties--Early works to 1800...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Birjandī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn, active 16th century برجندي، عبد العلي بن محمد بن حسين،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 411. 1523. Commentary on the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sulṭānī, which comprised tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand, completed in 1447. Includes some tables, marginal commentary attributed to Mullah Muẓaffar (f. 239v), 7 generally contemporary diagrams tipped in, and 1 diagram and 1 small note laid in. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to...
Topics: Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Persian, Manuscripts, 15th century, Manuscripts,...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 77. France, Early 14th century. This manuscript is an early fourteenth-century copy of the Decretales of Pope Gregory IX, compiled by Raymond of Peñafort in the second quarter of the thirteenth century, glossed with the mid-thirteenth-century commentary of Bernardo da Parma, also known as Bernardo Bottoni. Copied in France, it is written in the littera bononiensis typical of these manuscripts. On each page, the Decretales text is written in a larger...
Topics: Legal, Commentary, 14th century
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 459. Mosul?, Iraq, 1193. Early copy of the long form of this popular treatise presented as a letter from Aristotle to Alexander the Great on statecraft, astronomy, astrology, magic, and medicine. The ending of the manuscript is missing; the text breaks off during a discussion of magical alphabets. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Education of princes--Early works to 1800 Codices, Kings and rulers--Duties--Early works to 1800...
Title from cover
Topics: Genealogy, Pennsylvania Dutch
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 256. Bavaria?, Southern Germany, German Cistercian Monastery; 1318-1325. This manuscript is a complete fourteenth-century Cistercian Breviary from Germany.
Topics: Breviary, 14th century, Germany
OPenn
by Isidore, of Seville, Saint, d. 636
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 184. Catalonia, 1265. Encyclopedia with emphasis on word origins, arranged by subject. The manuscript follows the standard division into 20 books, except that Book 3, on mathematics, music, and astronomy, is divided into Books 3 and 4, giving the manuscript a total of 21 books. Additional astronomical material, probably from Bede's De temporum ratione, appears at the end of Book 21 (f. 178v-183v), with the running...
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries--Early works to 1600 Codices Encyclopedia, Encyclopedias 13th...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 166. France, Circa 1300. This volume, written in France circa 1300, mostly consists of the Summa de vitiis of Guilelmus Peraldus, followed by a shorter treatise on the virtues, with pages of notes bound in at the beginning and end. The text is written in Gothic textualis with several changes of hand and occasional manicules in the side margins and stemmata or lists in the lower margin. Its decoration largely consists of red initials, paragraph marks, and...
Topics: 14th century, France, French
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 441. Aleppo, 1562. Two works on alchemy copied together in different hands. The first, a 14th-century treatise based on the work of the 8th-century alchemist and chemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān, copied in A.H. 970 (1562); the second, a pseudo-Platonic work on alchemy with commentary (tafsīr) attributed to Jābir ibn Ḥayyān. Some marginal notes. The first work may be missing leaves after folio 51. Penn Libraries...
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 16th century, Manuscripts,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
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Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections, Rendel Harris 36. 1784. Copy of the New Testament; missing leaves at the front; begins with the third word of Matthew 1:22. OPenn: go to OPenn
Topics: Christianity, Manuscripts, Arabic, Manuscripts, 18th century, Codices (bound manuscripts),...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 38. Siena?, Italy, Circa 1250. This manuscript is a Bible written in Italy, perhaps Siena, in the thirteenth century. Each book of the Bible begins with a historiated initial; approximately ten initials have been cut out, as well as outer half of the fourth leaf. The text of the Bible is written in two columns of rotunda script; it is followed by The Interpretation of Hebrew Names, also in two columns, which is missing the entries at the end after Zava....
Topics: Bible, 13th century, Italian
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ḥusaynī, Ibrāhīm, active 15th century حسيني، ابراهيم،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 403. Herat, Afghanistan, 1499. Working notes of an alchemist, who signs himself as the compiler and composer of the manuscript (f. 127v). Lacking at least one leaf at the beginning, if not more (early pagination begins at 2, f. 1r), with repairs on extant first and last leaves. Includes a commentary on an unknown text and references to the concept of balance found in the work of 8th-century alchemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān...
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Codices (bound manuscripts), Anthologies, Commentaries, Stamps...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ibn Kabūlakh, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻĪsá ابن كبولخ، محمد بن علي بن عيسى
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize Ms. Codex 43. 1852. Book on Shiʻī esoteric wisdom. Relates to the Alawī Ghulāt community. Concerning doctrines and beliefs. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Nosairians, Nosairians, Codices, Stamps (Provenance), Manuscripts, Arabic--19th century
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 28. Paris, France, Mid- 13th century. This compact Parisian bible contains the letter and prologue of Saint Jerome, the Latin text of the Vulgate, and an alphabetical list of Hebrew names with their interpretations. The final folio contains notes and finding aids in an early hand. The book was produced in the mid-thirteenth century. It is decorated with seven historiated initials (Saint Jerome, fol. 1r; the Seven Days of Creation, fol. 5r; Solomon Teaching,...
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Topics: 13th century, French, France
OPenn
by John XXI, Pope, -1277
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 236. Italy, 1450. Medical miscellany with almost the first half of the volume devoted to a copy of Thesaurus pauperum, a compilation of remedies for a variety of diseases frequently attributed to Petrus Hispanus, later Pope John XXI. The remainder includes a work by Arnaldus de Villanova, a partial copy of a work by Johannes de Rupescissa, a work attributed to Ramon Llull, and several other unattributed collections of...
Topics: Medicine--Early works to 1800 Codices 15th century, Medicine--Formulae, receipts,...
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Qurʼan -- Use -- Early works to 1800, Islamic magic -- Early works to 1800, Talismans -- Religious...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, LC 14 10. England, Circa 1487. This manuscript contains the Statuta nova written circa 1487.
Topics: Treatise, 15th century, English
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 37. Egypt, Iraq, or Syria, 1109. Incomplete abridgment in Arabic of Euclid's Elements, written on paper. The first 6 leaves (f. i-5) are replacements, written on different paper in a later hand. The replacement title page gives the incorrect title Taḥrīr Uqlīdis kāmil (Complete edition of Euclid, usually used to refer to the version edited by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, which this is not). Penn Libraries...
Topics: Geometry--Early works to 1800 Codices (bound manuscripts), Mathematics, Greek Abridgements,...
OPenn
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Oversize LJS 62. Eastern Mediterranean, 1400. Work on plants and their medicinal properties in 679 chapters, preceded by illustrations, a prologue, and a table of contents listing 697 chapters. The prologue attributes it to Dioscorides, Galen, and Isocrates; the work is very similar to the De materia medica of Dioscorides. With many notes added. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Materia medica--Early works to 1800 Codices 15th century, Botany, Medical--Early works to 1800...
Columbia University Libraries
by ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Biography -- Early works to 1800, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Prayers...
Pennsylvania Germans
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Pennsylvania Dutch
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Urmawī, ʻAbd al-Muʼmin ibn Yūsuf, approximately 1216-1294 ارموي، عبد المؤمن بن يوسف،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 295. Iran?, 1412. Composite manuscripts with two works. The first is a Persian translation of al-Urmawī's treatise the theory of music, including division of frets, ratio of intervals, consonance and dissonance, cycles, rhythmic and melodic modes, and the 5-string oud or lute (f. 1v-38v). The second is a short, anonymous work on the science of letters (ʻilm al-ḥurūf) (f. 41r-61v). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Music--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Persian, Music theory--Arab countries--Early works to 1800...
OPenn
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Rare Book & Manuscript Library, LJS 203. France?, 1666. Collection of commentaries on Aristotle's works on logic by an Augustinian professor named Christophorus Labbaletrie (one on Porphyry's introduction to Aristotle's Categoriae, Labbaletrie's own commentary on the Categoriae, one on De interpretatione, and one on the Posterior analytics), and one attributed to a professor of philosophy named Larois, followed by an unattributed philosophical work and a commentary on Aristotle's Topics....
Topics: Logic--Early works to 1800 Codices, Philosophy--Early works to 1800 Commentaries, Manuscripts,...
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 409. 1600. Two brief alchemical works written by a father for his son. Encoded alphabets are used occasionally in the manuscript, and a key is included (f. 3r). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Arabic, Islamic magic--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts,...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 244. Bologna, Italy, Third quarter 13th century. This large manuscript contains the Infortiatum of Justinian's Digest of Roman Law, along with the thirteenth-century jurist Accursius's commentary. Accursius died in 1263, so this Bolognese manuscript of circa 1270-1280 is an early example of his work. Both the primary text and the commentary are extensively glossed, in near-contemporary and later medieval hands. The parchment evinces historic damage and...
Topics: 13th century, Italian, Annotated
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Calligraphy, Persian -- Early works to 1800, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian --...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 50. Ghent?, Belgium, Use of Ghent; late 15th century. A Breviary of the Use of Ghent containing a calendar, tables, ferial psalter, and concluding prayers added in a different, but early, hand. Amendations to the calendar indicate a change of use early in the manuscript's history. The major textual divisions are marked by illuminated letters two-to-five lines high and three- or four-sided panels of acanthus leaf sprays.
Topics: Book of Hours, 15th century, Belgium
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Jazūlī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān, -1465 جزولي، محمد بن سليمان،
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Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Ms. Codex 44. 1810. Collection of prayers for the Prophet Muḥammad and other devotional materials such as a description of his tomb and lists of his names and honorary epithets, divided into 60 sections to be read daily over 2 months. This copy has been reworked a number of times and contains numerous other texts copied after Dalāʼil al-khayrāt and in the margins. The marginal works are for the most part prayers. 17 leaves seem to be a later addition...
Topics: Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800, Prayer--Islam--Early works to 1800, Islam,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World
by Ghamrī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1499 or 1500 غمري، احمد بن محمد،
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 1963. 1772. Work on alchemy. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Divination--Religious aspects--Early works to 1800, Islamic magic--Early works to 1800,...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 39. Italy, Possibly Siena or Venice; mid-13th century. This manuscript is a northern Italian Bible from the middle of the thirteenth century. It is decorated with sixteen historiated initials and numerous decorated and pen-flourished intials. Scrap leaves with chant notation and an index of incipits precede the Bible text, and the index of Hebrew names follows it.
Topics: Bible, 13th century, Christian
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Free Library of Philadelphia
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E 32. Oxford?, England, Circa 1230. This manuscript is a thirteenth-century Vulgate Bible, written in England, lacking the Psalms and the prologue before Genesis. Many of the numerous brief marginal notes have been trimmed. The Bible is followed by the end of an incomplete Interpretation of Hebrew Names, starting in the letter S (fols. 249r-251r), and three pages of medieval notes (fols. 251v-252v). The published account of the first two articles (out of...
Topics: Bible, Christian, 13th century
Columbia University Libraries
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Apollonius, of Perga. Conics, Conics (Apollonius, of Perga), Mathematics, Arab -- Early works to...
Philadelphia Municipal Documents
by American Publishing and Engraving Co., New York
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Topic: Industries
OPenn
by Thomas, de Cantimpré, ca. 1200-ca. 1270
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 23. France or Flanders, 1250. Gatherings from Books VII-XX of Thomas's general introduction to science, including parts of his sections on fish, insects and invertebrates, trees, cosmology and astronomy, herbs, springs, gems, wind and clouds, the four elements, stars, and eclipses. One of the earliest known copies of this text. Notes in a modern German hand on front flyleaves and occasionally in margins. Penn Libraries...
Topics: Natural history--Pre-Linnean works Codices 13th century, Manuscripts, Latin--13th century History,...
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 51. Syria?, 1400. Collection of encrypted correspondence between the compiler and various correspondents, in approximately 150 alphabets, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters in Arabic. The compiler cites Shihāb al-Dīn al-Jindī al-ʻAlāʼī, Burhān al-Dīn al-Qudsī, and Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar al-Ḥusaynī as authorities for some of the alphabets. The manuscript is incomplete, lacking...
Topics: Alphabets--Specimens Codices, Alphabets (symbols), Manuscripts, Arabic--15th century, Manuscripts,...
Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
by Special Collections
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Lehigh University, Special Collections, Lehigh Codex 10. Naples, Italy, Second half 15th century. This late fifteenth-century manuscript, written on paper, contains a compilation of alchemical texts assembled and copied by Arnold of Brussels. For the most part, it was made in Naples between 1472 and 1490, as often noted at the end of works (for example, fols. 149r, 182v, 196v). A group of works in the middle of the volume appear to be in a different, possibly German, hand (fols. 79-101). As...
Topics: Alchemy, 15th century, Italy
Columbia University Libraries
by ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149
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Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
Topics: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Biography -- Early works to 1800, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632,...